By Bernadette Toner

Epistem last week announced that it has signed a three-year collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis to use its proprietary biomarker discovery technology as part of the pharmaceutical firm's oncology programs.

The agreement, worth up to $4 million, will cover preclinical, ex vivo, and clinical studies and is aimed at providing Sanofi-Aventis with gene expression biomarkers that will identify patient response to drugs.

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